All Things Business

NECIC Launches Second Round Of Business Plan Writing Classes

10 Mar , 2019  

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is starting its second round of business plan writing classes on March 19.

Completing the 8-session course will make participants eligible to apply for microloans. The loans start at $500 and, depending on available funding, may range up to $1,000. The goal is to assist potential low-income and minority small business owners in exploring the concepts of entrepreneurship and determine if entrepreneurship is a pathway out of poverty. More…

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Diversity And Inclusion To Be Featured At NECIC Hosted Event

6 Mar , 2019  

Edward Akinyemi, Research & Development Coordinator at NECIC, will be the speaker for the upcoming African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) Speaks event. Along with his guest Don Bryant, councilman-at-large at Mansfield City Council, he will lead a candid discussion about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. More…

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Raising Richland To Educate, Inspire Gardeners

27 Feb , 2019  

The 9th annual Raising Richland Community Garden Summit will be held Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 until 8:30 pm at the Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Avenue in Mansfield.

This free event will provide inspiration and information for the home gardener as well as those involved in community or organizational gardens. More…

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NECIC To Host Speaker On The Company Line

3 Feb , 2019  

Have you ever heard of The Company Line?

In honor of Black History Month, and as a way to kick off the speaker series of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), Andrew Sewell of Lawhon & Associates will talk about a unique piece of local history: The Company Line, Mansfield’s first African American neighborhood. More…

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Microloan Program Launching At NECIC; Classes Start Next Week

23 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), through a grant from the Ohio CDC Association and with the support of area community partners, will launch a microloan program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners. More…

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NECIC Invites All To Annual Meeting

13 Jan , 2019  


North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC)
will host their annual public board of directors meeting on Wednesday, February 6, from 4 to 6 PM at their office, 134 N. Main St. in downtown Mansfield. The public and media are encouraged to attend. More…

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NECIC Founds New African American Leadership Initiative

10 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) has announced the founding of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI). AALI’s mission is to identify and cultivate African American leaders in Mansfield and Richland County. More…

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Meet The Hunters: A Great North End Family

6 Jan , 2019  

NECIC recently began a series shining a spotlight on residents of the North End who have been highly involved in their neighborhood and city.

Their first spotlight focused on a family that has been much-involved in their community and was written by Candace Harrell, Communications Coordinator for the North End Community Improvement Collaborative. More…

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City Of Mansfield To Discuss CDBG Grants And Consolidated Plan At NECIC

26 Dec , 2018  

The City of Mansfield is in the process of developing a new Consolidated Plan as well as First-Year Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan will cover the 2019-2023 period and will identify the City’s priorities for allocating these federal grant funds for the next five years. Preparation of the Plan is guided by the regulations and requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 91. More…

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NECIC’s Faith Based Advisory Council Meets, Looks Ahead At Exciting Programming For 2019

6 Dec , 2018  

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) held their quarterly Faith Based Advisory Council (FBAC) breakfast meeting last week, bringing 2018 to a close and announcing new ventures for 2019.

The event was attended by representatives of local churches and faith-based initiatives, as well as representatives from area organizations, including Richland County Children’s Services and Idea Works. More…

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Customer Service Certification Program Being Offered: Updated

18 Nov , 2018  

NOTE: This article has been updated with additional information

A collaboration between North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), Temp2Higher, North Central State College, and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will bring a free Customer Service Certification program to the NECIC/Temp2Higher training facility. The class will begin December 3.

The intensive, week-long training will be taught by instructors from North Central State College, and will cover all aspects of customer service, from communication to defusing critical situations and handling conflict. More…

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NECIC Meet The Candidates Night

18 Oct , 2018  

If you missed the North End Community Improvement Corporation’s Meet the Candidates night, you can view a repeat of their Facebook Live coverage at this location.

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NECIC Hosting Candidates Night; Will Livestream And Live Tweet

8 Oct , 2018  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will host Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, October 17, from 6 to 8 PM, at their office, 134 N. Main St., Mansfield. In addition to their platform, candidates will be asked to share their views on issues of importance to North End residents, especially resident recommendations outlined in the NECIC North End Community Economic Development Plan, concisely explained in its Executive Summary. More…

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Community Collaboration Leads To Increased Industrial Park Bus Service

6 Oct , 2018  

In an effort to support Mansfield industrial park employees, Richland County Transit joined forces with businesses as well as North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc (NECIC) and its workforce development division, Temp2Higher, and the Richland County Regional Planning Commission to bring increased service to the area. Not only will RCT continue their regular service, but, for a six-month trial period, buses will run at times that coincide with shift hours at most industrial park employers. More…

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